Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Late Old Kingdom–Roman Period
Width x length: 2.2 x 2.8 cm (7/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; light blue-green; barrel-shaped; two eyes in relief and open-work; pupils and brows in purple; hollow.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way